Orchadian 13: 255 (2000) APNI
Flowering plant 5–15 cm tall, often in clumps. Leaf narrow-linear, 10–15 cm long, 3–6 mm wide. Flowers 1 or 2 (rarely 3); perianth segments greyish cream to creamy white, spreading, basal quarter flattened; sepals 3.5–7 cm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, tapered to a filiform drooping tail, densely covered in glandular hairs; petals 3–5.5 cm long, c. 2 mm wide, erect to spreading with drooping tips. Labellum curved forward with apex recurved and lateral lobes erect; lamina ovate, obscurely 3-lobed, 4.5–6 mm long and 3.5–4 mm wide (when flattened), cream, margins entire at base, with numerous short broad teeth along lateral lobes, apical portion entire; lamina calli fleshy, flattened, in 2 close-set rows from base to bend. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
EGL, GipP, Gold, LoM, MuM, OtP, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Mostly in mallee scrub on heavy clay loams or well-drained sandy soils in north-western Victoria, but with several old records from around Melbourne and a more recent 1990 record from open forest in Coopracambra National Park in the far east.
Similar to Caladenia filamentosa, but that species is generally taller and has predominantly reddish flowers with more pairs of calli on the labellum lamina.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|